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A history of Bangladesh

Author: Willem van Schendel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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Bangladesh did not exist as an independent state until 1971. Willem van Schendel's history navigates the extraordinary twists and turns that created modern Bangladesh through ecological disaster,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willem van Schendel
ISBN: 9780521679749 0521679745 9780521861748 0521861748
OCLC Number: 699888804
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009
Description: XXVI, 347 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Introduction; Part I. The Long View: 1. A land of water and silt; 2. Jungle, fields, cities and states; 3. A region of multiple frontiers; 4. The Delta as a crossroads; Part II. Colonial Encounters; 5. From the Mughal Empire to the British Empire; 6. The British impact; 7. A closing agrarian frontier; 8. Colonial conflicts; 9. Towards partition; 10. Partition; Part III. Becoming East Pakistan: 11. The Pakistan experiment; 12. Pakistan falls apart; 13. East Pakistani livelihoods; 14. The roots of aid dependence; 15. A new elite and cultural renewal; Part IV. War and the Birth of Bangladesh: 16. Armed conflict; 17. A state is born; 18. Imagining a new society; Part V. Independent Bangladesh: 19. Creating a political system; 20. Transnational linkages; 21. Bursting at the seams; 22. A national culture?; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Willem van Schendel.

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